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phoenix light rail train
In New York, the subway is the popular mode of public transportation. In Boston, it’s the “T,” and in Los Angeles, riders jump on the Metro. Nearly every established city in the country has a public transit system used by thousands of people every day— and Phoenix is no different. More than 49,000 people use the Phoenix Metropolitan Light Rail System on…
pile of firewood outside.
From buying it to burning it, knowing a few things about firewood can greatly help the productivity of your wood stove, fireplace and fire pit this year. Here are some tips from the Wood Heat Organization to help you prepare. What Makes for Good Firewood? When determining which types of firewood burn better, it’s important…
group of teens with sparklers
Fireworks are part of many American families’ Fourth of July traditions, but knowing how and when to handle them should be a tradition, as well. Here are a few preventive measures to follow to help make your holiday safe and fun. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says about 10,500 people were taken to emergency rooms with…
white holiday table setting
If it’s your very first time hosting a holiday party, you might be wondering how you’re actually going to pull it off. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. The most important thing is to be relaxed and not stress out about making everything perfect, advises Chandra Ram, editor of Plate magazine, a creative food…
sleeping baby in a blue and green basket
The holiday season was made for kids. Sparkly decorations. Festive music. Fun treats. What’s not for them to like? But if you’re tempted to go all out for your baby’s first holidays with marathon baking sessions, extreme decorating efforts and frequent jaunts all over town, you may find that your new little bundle may not comply.…
grandfather and grandson playing with a toy car
The holidays are traditionally a time for fun, festivities and, often, house guests. Amid buying gifts, decorating and planning for celebration, many of us also have the extra stress of planning for hosting house guests. From selecting appropriate meals to coordinating outings and avoiding common guest quirks, we’ve compiled a list of a few ways to…
black friday mother with children.
One day after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s the start of the holiday shopping season — Black Friday. On the day after Thanksgiving, most retailers open early, close late and have a slew of enticing sales. Nationally, shoppers spend billions of dollars during the holiday shopping season — $616 billion in…
woman in kitchen reading over shopping list
It’s that time of year again where we get together with our closest friends and family to pig out on a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing (among other family favorites). It’s an enjoyable gathering that brings people together, but if you are the host, it can be quite stressful. Especially if you are…
Quiz: What’s Your Fall Home Maintenance Personality?
As the air turns cooler and leaves start changing colors, fall is here to stay for a several weeks. It’s that time of the year for apple picking, football games and Halloween. It also means it’s time to prepare your home for the colder weather. Whether or not that is part of your weekend plans, there are a number…
Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little bugs. If mosquitoes, flies, ants or other annoying insects are hindering your backyard fun, try these easy, DIY bug repellent ideas. Preventive Measures One of the…